Johnston Press Installs 250-Seat Atex Circ System

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By: E&P Staff

Johnston Press, the United Kingdom’s fourth-largest publisher of local and regional newspapers, is installing an Atex circulation solution capable of providing management with real-time reporting on all aspects of circulation and distribution across its eight regions.

The 250-seat groupwide system will replace multiple systems now in use. The Atex software will reside on Dell 6850 quad processor servers located in Leeds, running Microsoft SQL 2000 and Windows 2003 server.

David Hall, Atex CEO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said in a statement that there is “growing acceptance” among newspapers that groupwide systems can offer “improved flexibility, better groupwide management information and reduced hardware and support costs.”

Johnston Press Group IT Project Manager Martin Simpson called the replacement “an opportunity to improve the quality of the data we hold. Johnston Press is cleaning the data provided by each of its publishing operations, ensuring the file-naming conventions are consistent throughout the group.”

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